Effective Japanese Usage Guide
A Concise Explanation of Frequently Confused Words and Phrases
|Authors||Masanobu Hirose, Kakuko Shoji|
|ISBNs||477001919X [COPAC, Webcatplus, Wikipedia]|
|4061232827 [COPAC, Webcatplus, Wikipedia]|
Review of Effective Japanese Usage Guide by Ben Bullock
From the book jacket:
- 302 comparisons of 708 synonymous terms,
- Explains words and phrases that seem similar but have very
- Sample sentences in romanized and standard Japanese script with
furigana, followed by the English translation.
- Three easy-to-use indices in romanized `ABC' order, Japanese
script, and crossreferenced terms.
This is a fairly useful book which answers a lot of the typical "what is the difference between manabu and benkyou suru" questions. Not very comprehensive despite its large size, because the furigana and romanization of all the many example sentences and the duplication of each explanation in both English and furiganaed Japanese means that a lot of space is wasted.
☆ See all reviews by Ben Bullock.